Clinical Pharmacist Job Description

Clinical Pharmacist Job Description

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Clinical pharmacist provides drug information and education to clinic staff, patients and families, and specialty pharmacy staff regarding the specialty pharmacy service line and pertinent disease states.

Clinical Pharmacist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

The General Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing general clinical and pharmacy services
Perform medication regimen reviews for patients transitioning from one care setting to another (such as to a skilled nursing facility from ahospital or from a skilled nursing facility to home), including those with ends tage renal disease, CHF, post hip/knee replacement, long term stay nursing home patients
Communicate with prescribers at point of admission to create a finalized order medication list for patients being admitted to as killed nursing facility
Identify and resolve medication therapy problems (e.g., drugs without indications, inappropriate dose, therapeutic duplication, medication allergies, and clinically significant drug-drug, drug-disease, drug-nutrient, or drug laboratory test interactions, among others)
Reviews and verifies all new patient orders and documents orders
We are currently seeking a full-time Clinical/Lead Oncology Pharmacy Specialist for our medical center
Develop, coordinate, and maintain clinical and distributive Pharmaceutical Care services in collaboration with other pharmacists, physicians, primary caregivers and patient/family
Be responsible for any delegated act performed by pharmacy technicians
Assist in direct patient care and collaborate with other team members to plan and provide important aspects of care
Help to ensure that patient care is delivered in a manner that optimizes outcome and minimizes cost

Clinical Pharmacist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Clinical Pharmacist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, PALS, ACLS, BCPS, BPS, IV, ACPE, PGY2, ASHP

Education for Clinical Pharmacist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the clinical pharmacist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Pharmacy, Education, School of Pharmacy, Graduate, College of Pharmacy, Science, Department of Education, English, Foreign Language, Healthcare

Skills for Clinical Pharmacist

Desired skills for clinical pharmacist include:

Medical therapeutics
Disease states
Drug products
Fax transmission
Internet navigation and research
Specialty areas
Occurrence reporting system
Copy equipment

Desired experience for clinical pharmacist includes:

Active Texas Pharmacy License
Two years’ experience as a hospital/clinical pharmacist or with equivalent education (completion of residency or Pharm.D
Sterile compounding
Follow all applicable government regulations including HIPAA and those promulgated by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Has potential for on call responsibility
Graduated from an accredited U.S. School of Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacist Examples


Clinical Pharmacist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a clinical pharmacist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for clinical pharmacist
  • The Clinical Pharmacist functions include patient education, management of medical staff approved protocols, and participation in multi-disciplinary rounds
  • Distribution pharmacy responsibilities include order review, order entry, admixing IV's and preparing unit dose medications for nursing, code blue participation, and competency in core clinical functions
  • Obtain patient medication histories
  • Augment the education of pharmacists, prescribers and nurses on chemotherapeutic options
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary committees including Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Oncology Committee, to support the appropriate use of medication therapy
  • Reviews and approves, prior to dispensing a drug, all initial and stat orders ensuring the therapeutic appropriateness of the mediation order, and its relative cost effectiveness
  • Provide drug information to and consult with physicians and nurses regarding appropriate drug therapy
  • Supervises approximately two Pharmacy Technicians, and one to three Pharmacy Interns, who are responsible for filling and checking unit-dose medications carts, inventory control, initial interpretation and input into computer of medication orders
  • Participates in the hiring, training, motivation, evaluation and, if necessary, discipline and discharge of pharmacy support personnel
  • Participates on inter and intradepartmental committees in order to integrate and coordinate the activities of Pharmacy, Nursing, Unit Coordination and the physician staff
Qualifications for clinical pharmacist
  • Identify high-cost/high-use agents, and participate in financial management initiatives (revenue generating, cost containment, etc
  • Participate in the long term care facility admission and/or discharge process to assure accurate, safe, and cost effective transitions of care
  • Coordinate admission and/or discharge activities, with regards to medications, with a multi-disciplinary team, including prescribers, nurses, admissions coordinators, and patients or patient representatives
  • Be responsible for dispensing medication in response to a physician's order, providing clinical pharmacy services including drug information, preparing doses and checking work done by a technician prior to dispensing
  • Prepare, compound and dispense medication consistent with department policy, and rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy, Department of Public Health, and JCAHO
  • At least one year experience as a registered pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of clinical pharmacist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for clinical pharmacist
  • Reports all incidents and breaches in the quality of care to the Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy Operations Manager or Director of Pharmacy
  • Accountable for appropriate drug therapy monitoring
  • Accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical staff and patient related data and information
  • Accountable for observing all policies and procedures of the department, including the Infection Control policies and procedures
  • Serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students
  • Participate in patient care, medication counseling, and medication reconciliation
  • Provide clinical oversight of a designated dispensing area and ensure optimal communication with central pharmacy
  • Accurately verify medication orders and ensure that the patients nurse receives the medication(s) in a timely manner
  • Document clinical interventions in iVents (EPIC)
  • Document adverse drug events and medication errors via Patient Safety Intelligence
Qualifications for clinical pharmacist
  • Must have 2-3 years experience in clinical practice or an ASHP accredited residency
  • Must be a registered pharmacist, licensed in Ohio
  • Must be a licensed Pharmacist by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy or obtain licensure within 90 days of hire
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy degree plus 1 year post-Phar.D
  • ASHP accredited Residency in pharmacy practice or Doctor of Pharmacy degree at least 5 years of post-Phar.D
  • Specialized ExperienceMust have a minimum of 1 year experience in an I.V

Clinical Pharmacist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a clinical pharmacist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for clinical pharmacist
  • Document activities through departmental reports, software and quality assurance mechanisms
  • Monitor and instruct technical staff for correctness of order entry, medication delivery, and overall operations
  • Perform DUR review of all orders
  • Perform prospective drug review of all new orders and make recommendations for alternative medications where applicable
  • Provides pharmaceutical care through active participation in the Pharmacy Clinical Program, with emphasis on providing optimal and cost-effective pharmaceutical care
  • Works with the medical staff in developing patient care standards and protocols as they relate to the utilization of pharmaceuticals within the hospital
  • Provides clinical support for formulary development and administration of pharmacy benefits
  • Collaborates with Chief Medical Officer, other Physician leadership, and related staff to perform utilization review of drugs to develop drug medical policies, research new drugs for possible utilization, education staff/customers and identify administration of those policies
  • Interprets standards published by national accrediting bodies, gathers and documents supporting evidence demonstrating compliance with said standards
  • Assumes a leadership role representing the department or division in activities or projects as assigned by management
Qualifications for clinical pharmacist
  • One (1) year of applicable experience in hospital pharmacy is required
  • One year or more of Pediatric health system pharmacy experience is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of drugs, possible side effects or interactions with other drugs, and how to compound medication in accordance with professional standards and practices
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents or logarithms
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, single or multiple regressions, determination of test reliability and validity, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs)

Clinical Pharmacist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a clinical pharmacist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinical pharmacist
  • Active Illinois pharmacist license in good standing Local travel to various sites of care
  • Formal presentations
  • Collect clinical information to track and resolve medication management problems resulting from order entry and drug dispensing errors
  • Document the results of monitoring and intervention activities to demonstrate the impact on patient outcomes
  • Function as a liaison between the pharmacy, nursing and medical staff
  • Maintain proficiency in the order entry process and Siemens pharmacy information system to perform the tasks of a staff pharmacist when needed
  • Monitor specific patient-related medication issues to ensure effective therapeutic outcomes and reduce the potential for adverse drug effects
  • Refer specific medication monitoring and drug information issues to clinical pharmacy specialists when appropriate
  • Retrieve drug information from Micromedex, standard texts, and other sources of information including the Siemen's LCR database
  • Participates in departmental/other CE programs to maintain/enhance professional competence
Qualifications for clinical pharmacist
  • Completion of all hospital specific competencies for Clinical Pharmacist
  • Certification in Sterile Compounding
  • Current CA Pharmacist license
  • Graduate of School of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Residency highly preferred
  • 2 years of acute care hospital experience preferred

Clinical Pharmacist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of clinical pharmacist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for clinical pharmacist
  • Issue resolutions
  • Provide Medication Therapy Management, specific to ESRD patients
  • Work with patient and caregivers to identify reasons and barriers to adherence
  • Assists with quality improvement initiatives, inventory and drug file maintenance
  • Assesses members medication regimens for indication, effectiveness, safety and adherence
  • Conducts case reviews to identify, resolve and prevent medication-related problems
  • Participates in member care conferences and contributes to the member plan of care
  • Collaborates with the medical and program leadership in developing medication management protocols and education for clinical staff
  • Participates in the multi-disciplinary team, providing expert consultations to optimize member benefits and access to medications
  • Confers with prescribers to improve member medication regimens as appropriate
Qualifications for clinical pharmacist
  • Must demonstrate record of success in working with physicians and within multidisciplinary healthcare professions
  • Successful completion of an accredited hospital pharmacy residency program, or 2 years of hospital-based clinical pharmacy experience
  • 2 years pharmacy practice experience in retail, hospital, and/or pharmacy setting or equivalent
  • 1 year managed care pharmacy practice and/or third-party reimbursement or drug purchasing experience preferred
  • Current unrestricted license from the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
  • Comprehensive understanding of managed care pharmacy, including formulary management, drug utilization management, and/or quality assurance programs

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